Salt Lake City’s weather outlook for today, created at 5:15 AM on Thursday, the 16th of May. Today, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Looking ahead, Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers after 7pm. Low around 46. South wind 11 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Friday, showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 57. Chance of precipitation is 80%. And then, Friday Night, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunrise today will be at 6:09 am and the sun will set at 8:38 pm.
There are 2 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the western two thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming. Day one. Today and Tonight. Warm temperatures across the outlook area will increase snowmelt at the mid and high elevations, resulting in streams and rivers running high, fast and cold. These conditions can be expected to continue through the remainder of the Spring. Use caution near these waterways, and be sure to monitor children and pets closely. Days two through seven. Thursday through Tuesday. A cold front is expected to cross the area Thursday night into Friday bringing thunderstorms and gusty winds along with much cooler temperatures to the outlook area. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible particularly across southern Utah late Thursday afternoon and evening. Accumulating snowfall is possible above 7000 feet Thursday night into Friday. A brief break is expected Saturday before another potent cool storm system arrives Sunday into Monday. There is potential for localized hard freeze conditions across outlying areas beginning Thursday night. Spotter information statement. Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.
Urgent – weather message. Utz002>005-012>016-020-021-162200- /o. Kslc. T1500Z-190517T0400Z/ Northern Wasatch Front-Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys- Southern Wasatch Front-Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains- Castle Country-San Rafael Swell-Sanpete/Sevier Valleys- West Central Utah-Southwest Utah-South Central Utah- Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell- Including the cities of Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Tooele, Lehi, Provo, Nephi, Wendover, Snowville, Price, Castle Dale, Emery, Green River, Hanksville, Manti, Richfield, Delta, Fillmore, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, Kanab, Escalante, and Bullfrog 402 AM Mountain Daylight Time Thu May 16 2019. Wind advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to 10 pm Mountain Daylight Time this evening. Affected area. The Wasatch Front, western and central Utah valleys, Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, and south central Utah. The Wind Advisory also includes the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, and Lake Powell. Winds. South 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Timing. Developing mid-morning Thursday, and increasing through the afternoon hours, before diminishing during the evening. Impacts. Strong crosswinds may affect travel, especially for high profile vehicles and those towing trailers, on east-west routes. These include Interstates 80 and 70, Highways 6 and 50. Boaters on area lakes and reservoirs should consider postponing plans due to the threat of high winds and waves Thursday. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 31 mph or gusts of 45 mph are expected. Motorists in the advisory area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds which can make driving difficult. The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on area lakes. These winds will create very choppy water and generate large waves which could capsize or swamp small craft. For your personal safety, operators of small craft are urged to postpone their outings until the winds subside.
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